Peach Snapple
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Adding a belt to dress

Peach Snapple, on November 22, 2016 at 10:06 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 27
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Alterations question. I plan to wear a small jeweled belt with my dress, but I'm clueless how they are put on the dress. I haven't found the belt yet because I'm not sure what I'm supposed to look for. Are belts sewed directly onto the dress or do brides tie them on? I feel like seeing the tied bow in the back would look very strange. And it might move around throughout the day needing adjustment. But if they do sew on belts, is there a certain kind im supposed to get? Help!

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Latest activity by Allie, on November 25, 2016 at 1:07 AM
  • 5starFM
    VIP January 2017
    5starFM ·
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    Some people have their seamstress that does their dress alterations just add the belt to the dress. They cut the ribbon (if one is attached) and sew it on to the dress.

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  • Mrs.K
    VIP June 2017
    Mrs.K ·
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    You can do either. The belts I've seen are long enough to tie if you want, but if you want it sewn they will just cut the extra ribbon and sew it on either side of the zipper. So basically you are looking for any belt that you like!

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  • 5starFM
    VIP January 2017
    5starFM ·
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    I dont have a corset, so I am keeping the ribbon. The seamstress is going to essentially nail it down in the middle and each side to keep the belt from shifting while wearing.

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  • M
    Savvy December 2016
    Maria ·
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    I dont want a belt

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  • Michelle
    Expert April 2017
    Michelle ·
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    I have one I'm just tying on. It looks pretty having the bow and ribbon trailing down the back. You can also have it stitched in place a bit so it doesn't move around.

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  • Mrs. TacoCat
    VIP September 2016
    Mrs. TacoCat ·
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    @Maria I like puppies.

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  • Jennifer
    Expert May 2017
    Jennifer ·
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    I'm going to have one and will have it sewn on. I'm not fond of the idea of the long ribbon/bow in the back.

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  • Jennifer
    Expert May 2017
    Jennifer ·
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    @Maria, then don't get one.

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  • LindseyK17
    Expert June 2017
    LindseyK17 ·
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    I'm debating this too.

    Brides with belts, did you wait until after you got your dress delivered to pick out a belt? I know I want one, I'm just having a hard time picking one out because I have no idea what it will look like on/how thick it should be/how blinged out it should be.

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  • O&L
    VIP September 2016
    O&L ·
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    I got the belt and love it. I tied it I like small bow in the back. I waited until I got the dress to pick the belt.

    The day of the wedding, I didn't even think about it. It didn't come lose or anything like it. I guess my mom did a good job putting it on me.

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  • O&L
    VIP September 2016
    O&L ·
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    The belt. Sorry I don't have a lot of close up that show off. It's like the 5th belt I tried on though!


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  • Michelle
    Expert April 2017
    Michelle ·
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    I actually was just trying on two different belts I got to decide which I liked today. Smiley smile ETA: Dang it, can't get pics to upload. :/


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  • Kylee
    Devoted October 2017
    Kylee ·
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    It really depends on your preference. You can get it sewn in or you can tie it on with the bow.

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  • momofmn
    Super July 2017
    momofmn ·
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    Interested!!! I've been watching wondering the same thing?!!!

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  • Peach Snapple
    Dedicated May 2017
    Peach Snapple ·
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    So can the seamstress sew on a belt even if it's not attached to a ribbon/sash? Like if it's just straight up jewels?

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  • Leanne
    VIP April 2017
    Leanne ·
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    I have a ribbon put on my dress. The seamstress is adding bra clips to the ends and small snaps on the sides to keep it in place

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  • Jayquellin
    Super October 2017
    Jayquellin ·
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    Maria raises some really interesting points.

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  • Bethany Ann
    Super October 2017
    Bethany Ann ·
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    Sewn or tied... it's just your preference.

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  • Anne
    Master June 2017
    Anne ·
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    I have been looking at belts all morning on Etsy and Davids Bridal. Both are having Black Friday sales. I'm leaning toward tying mine so the bow shows in the back.

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  • DestinationBride
    Super December 2016
    DestinationBride ·
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    It really depends on the fabric of the dress too. Mine can't be sewn on, but it still looks great.

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